This recipe came at the most perfect time. I needed a gigantic chocolate fix for a few different girls. This hit right on. I sprinkled a little cocoa on top before I put the shavings on. Very pretty presentation with a delicious dessert inside. Thanks! Made and reviewed for Fall 2007 PAC.
Simply marvelous! I can see why this has been your family's go-to birthday cake for over five decades, Engrossed! :) I made this for my fiance's birthday, with only two minor changes: 1) I added 1/4 tsp. almond extract to the truffle filling to give it a subtle yet noticeable depth of flavor, and 2) instead of all vanilla extract for the frosting, I used 3/4 tsp. vanilla and 1/4 tsp. almond... we just find that a hint of almond does wonderful things to chocolate, but I already have in mind so many other flavors that would be phenomenal in this cake (raspberry? mmmmm...) and will experiment the next time I make it. Everyone *loved* this surprisingly easy cake, even our one guest who normally does not care for whipped cream frosting. The truffle filling was perfect, and really puts this cake over the top. Thank you for a cake that will surely become a tradition in our family, too! EDITED TO ADD: I used regular baking cocoa for the cake, but Hershey's Special Dark cocoa for the filling. The contrast of color and flavor was just right!
Excellent cake! It got a mumbled "yummy" from my resident chocoholic. I liked the lightness of the whipped icing. The filling was rich enough for me. I will absolutely make this delight again, Engrossed, thanks for posting a great recipe. Sue
Fantastic cake and one that I will certainly make again. This was made for my sweet daughter's 18th birthday brunch today. It served 15 of us with a bit left over for the birthday girl. One of the things I liked most was that it was fluffy and not too heavy. It was also on the "medium" sweet side. I loved the creamy frosting as it had a lower-than-usual sugar content and matched the brunch dishes nicely. Thanks Engrossed. Great recipe.
I can only think of one description suitable for this cake....Sheer Chocolate Decadence!! This cake is really incredible! It really is easy to assemble and the flavors are absolutely perfect. There is nothing I could change about this recipe to make it better!! Thank you for sharing this with all of us, Engrossed!
Come gather 'round all ye good ol' chocoholics! I DARE you to eat only one slice of this OUTRAGEOUS cake! Don't let the 'mild-appearing' words of Cocoa and Cream in the title fool you ~ This cake is CHOCOLATE in every sense of the word! If you can't get yer fix from this, there's something wrong with you! I am, however, not a great fan of whipped cream as frosting, but I compensated for that by DOUSING the top with chocolate shavings, really dousing it! One more really great cake recipe for me to make again! Thanks for the chance! [Oh, yes, I almost forgot ~ I made 1 1/2 times the amount of filling & really packed the cake with it!]
I really wanted to review this for the tag game but couldn't get my head around the raw eggs in the filling. However, I did make the cake and it is wonderful! It is moist and so chocolatey. I used a different truffle filling but I did stick with the Whipped Cream Icing (yummy). It is so tall, I felt like I had just taken it out of the baker's display case. I guess I did ( mine). When you cut the piece out it looks so nice with the layers of truffle, cake and white icing. I will be using this one over and over. Thanks Engrossed.